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WILDLIFE HARVEST STATUS REPORT 

SMALL GAME HARVEST SURVEY -- 2008-2009 

Ronald A. Reitz 
Resource Scientist 



INTRODUCTION 

The Small Game Harvest Survey has been sent annually, since 1967, to samples of permit 
holders eligible to hunt small game in Missouri. This mail questionnaire asks permit holders if 
they hunted small game, how many of each of the small game species they harvested, where they 
hunted most for each species, and how many days they hunted for each species. This survey is 
conducted after the end of the small game hunting season (usually in late February). 

Beginning with the 1996-97 hunting season, the Small Game Harvest Survey has used the 
Point of Sale (POS) database of permit buyers to compile the sampling frame. Stratification of 
the sampling frame has been used to reduce the variation within the estimates, and non-residents 
have been included in the survey since 1996. Therefore, the results from the 2008-2009 Small 
Game Harvest Survey should only be compared to the 12 previous survey efforts. For the 
purposes of this status report, the current year's estimates are compared to the previous year's 
estimates and the five-year means. 

Estimates of hunter numbers, harvest, and effort (days afield) were calculated for 18 
small game species from the results of the 2008-2009 Small Game Harvest Survey. 
Questionnaires were mailed to 9,000 people who held one of the following permits allowing 
them to hunt small game during the 2008-2009 season: 

- Resident Small Game Hunting Permit 

- Non-Resident Small Game Hunting Permit 

- Resident Combination Hunting and Fishing Permit 

- Daily Small Game Hunting Permit 

- Lifetime Hunting Partner Permit 

- Lifetime Conservation Partner Permit 

Permits for 2009, sold between December 1, 2008 and February 28, 2009, were also valid during 
the 2008-2009 small game season and were included in the sampling frame for this survey. Of 
the 8,569 questionnaires successfully delivered, a total of 3,886 responses were received, 
representing a 45.3% response rate. Of the surveys received, 3,691 were useable for analysis, 
representing an adjusted response rate of 43.1%. 



HUNTER NUMBERS 

Based on survey responses from our sample, an estimated 62.2% of permit holders 
hunted small game, down from 66.1% in 2007-2008. Estimated statewide hunter numbers in 
2008-2009 showed potential decreases for all 18 species. Overall, estimated statewide hunter 
numbers apparently declined, with an estimated 133,626 individuals hunting some species of 
small game in Missouri, compared to 149,662 hunters in the 2007-2008 season. An additional 
summary of hunter numbers by Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) region (Figure 1) 
is included for rabbit (Table 2), squirrel (Table 3), quail (Table 4), dove (Table 5), pheasant 
(Table 6), woodcock (Table 7), crow (Table 8), ducks (Table 9), Canada geese (Table 10), snow 
geese (Table 11), raccoon (Table 12), groundhog (Table 13), gray fox (Table 14), red fox (Table 
15), coyote (Table 16), opossum (Table 17), bobcat (Table 18), and ruffed grouse (Table 19). 



HARVEST AND EFFORT 

Overall, total days spent afield by hunters for 2008-2009 decreased for most popular 
game species when compared to the previous year's estimates. Statistically significant decreases 
(as indicated by non-overlapping 95% confidence intervals) were observed for rabbit, squirrel, 
and dove hunters. The only potential statewide increases indicated, although not significant, 
were for groundhog, red fox, and Canada goose (Table 1). 

Hunter success, as estimated by bag per day, appears to have remained relatively stable 
for most other species compared to last year's estimates, with no statistically significant changes 
observed (Table 1). 

Average season bag was down for 7 of 18 species, although not significantly. Overall, 
statewide estimated average season bag remained relatively stable (Table 1). 

Total statewide harvest estimates showed potential decreases for 12 of the 18 species 
surveyed, with statistically significant decreases in harvest observed for squirrel, quail, and dove. 
Six species of small game showed harvest estimates that were potentially higher than the 
previous year (Table 1). An additional summary of harvest and effort for each species by MDC 
region (Figure 1) is included for rabbit (Table 2), squirrel (Table 3), quail (Table 4), dove (Table 
5), pheasant (Table 6), woodcock (Table 7), crow (Table 8), ducks (Table 9), Canada geese 
(Table 10), snow geese (Table 11), raccoon (Table 12), groundhog (Table 13), gray fox (Table 
14), red fox (Table 15), coyote (Table 16), opossum (Table 17), bobcat (Table 18), and ruffed 
grouse (Table 19). 



Table 1. Statewide summary for the Small Game Post-season Harvest Survey, 2008-2009, 
including resident and non-resident hunters. 



Species 


Value Estimated 


Total 
Hunters 


%Of 
Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag 
Per 
Day 


Avg. 

Season 

Bag 


Avg. 

Days 

Afield 


Total Harvest 


Total Days* 
Afield 


RABBIT 


Point Estimate 


49,709 


37.2 


1.2 


6.8 


5.8 


336,305 


289,310 




95% CI 


47,212-51,547 


35.3- 39.3 


1.1- 1.3 


5.7-7.7 


5.3-6.4 


285,656- 383,439 


251,045- 326,535 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-19.0 


-9.3 


12.6 


-4.5 


-15.8 


-22.6 


-31.7 




%Change from 5 -year mean 


-26.5 


-15.0 


-6.5 


-8.6 


-3.9 


-32.8 


-28.9 


SQUIRREL 


Point Estimate 


63,447 


47.5 


1.4 


11.5 


8.1 


731,035 


512,071 




95% CI 


60,697- 65,901 


45.8- 50.0 


1.3- 1.5 


10.7- 12.2 


7.4- 8.6 


651,352-795,000 


456,933- 548,994 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-11.4 


-0.7 


3.6 


-13.6 


-16.3 


-23.4 


-25.7 




%Change from 5 -year mean 


-19.0 


-6.4 


-7.4 


-8.3 


-1.3 


-25.4 


-19.8 


QUAIL 


Point Estimate 


21,459 


16.1 


1.5 


8.9 


6.0 


191,172 


129,210 




95% CI 


19,284- 23,393 


14.4- 17.4 


1.2- 1.7 


7.9-9.8 


5.2- 7.6 


165,695- 214,206 


108,898- 162,495 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-21.3 


-11.8 


-11.4 


-6.7 


6.6 


-26.5 


-16.1 




%Change from 5 -year mean 


-40.9 


-31.5 


-14.7 


-13.8 


1.9 


-49.0 


-39.7 


DOVE 


Point Estimate 


32,355 


24.2 


4.1 


15.9 


3.9 


513,831 


125,036 




95% CI 


30,388- 34,100 


22.9- 25.4 


3.8-4.6 


15.0- 17.5 


3.7-4.2 


474,741-566,043 


111,504- 135,248 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-12.4 


-1.8 


-0.2 


-11.6 


-11.4 


-22.5 


-22.4 




%Change from 5 -year mean 


-17.7 


-5.0 


-1.5 


-14.7 


-13.6 


-29.7 


-28.7 


PHEASANT 


Point Estimate 


8,810 


6.6 


1.0 


3.6 


3.7 


31,260 


32,672 




95% CI 


6,915-9,947 


5.2- 7.4 


0.8- 1.2 


2.9- 4.5 


2.7- 4.3 


20,169-41,755 


23,650- 42,694 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-14.5 


-4.1 


50.8 


11.5 


-25.3 


-5.0 


-36.1 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-23.7 


-12.0 


70.4 


24.6 


-26.6 


-4.5 


-43.9 


WOODCOCK 


Point Estimate 


1,328 


1.0 


0.4 


1.5 


4.1 


2,045 


5,438 




95% CI 


966- 1,706 


0.7- 1.3 


0.2- 0.9 


1.1-2.2 


2.4- 6.2 


1,256-2,825 


2,601- 9,905 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-6.7 


4.5 


63.0 


35.8 


-16.8 


26.8 


-22.4 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-25.2 


-13.9 


-23.3 


-31.3 


-10.2 


-49.1 


-33.0 



Species 


Value Estimated 


Total 
Hunters 


%Of 
Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag 
Per 
Day 


Avg. 

Season 

Bag 


Avg. 

Days 

Afield 


Total Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


CROW 


Point Estimate 


6,582 


4.9 


3.0 


18.6 


6.1 


120,749 


40,309 




95% CI 


5,512-7,476 


4.1-5.6 


1.6-4.9 


7.3-35.1 


4.1-8.0 


42,769- 193,476 


24,902- 54,701 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-12.4 


-1.9 


109.9 


112.7 


-2.1 


86.3 


-14.2 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-37.4 


-27.4 


55.5 


52.8 


-4.4 


-2.6 


-39.5 


GROUNDHOG 


Point Estimate 


3,627 


2.7 


0.5 


3.8 


7.4 


13,529 


26,742 




95% CI 


2,891-4,974 


2.1-3.7 


0.3- 0.9 


2.3-7.6 


3.1- 11.1 


7,504-25,132 


10,433- 40,883 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-5.4 


5.7 


-5.2 


13.3 


24.6 


7.3 


17.8 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-13.2 


0.2 


27.3 


15.0 


-14.5 


2.2 


-24.4 


RACCOON 


Point Estimate 


10,957 


8.2 


1.3 


21.4 


15.9 


234,623 


174,561 




95% CI 


9,356- 12,697 


7.0- 9.4 


1.0- 1.9 


15.1-30.5 


13.8- 18.2 


143,000- 329,039 


129,418-204,500 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-16.2 


-6.1 


42.6 


21.9 


-14.4 


2.1 


-28.3 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-8.8 


5.7 


32.4 


44.3 


10.1 


33.5 


1.9 


GRAY FOX 


Point Estimate 


1,350 


1.0 


0.1 


1.7 


16.2 


2,259 


20,902 




95% CI 


778- 1,909 


0.6- 1.4 


0.0- 0.4 


1.0-2.4 


6.8- 26.0 


1,043-4,649 


9,067- 41,093 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-24.2 


-15.2 


30.0 


40.4 


23.1 


6.0 


-6.5 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-10.7 


3.5 


32.7 


69.9 


35.4 


53.3 


21.5 


RED FOX 


Point Estimate 


1,886 


1.4 


0.1 


1.0 


13.6 


1,951 


25,550 




95% CI 


1,203-2,363 


0.9- 1.8 


0.0- 0.2 


0.5- 1.7 


7.3-21.7 


591-3,871 


12,526-49,142 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-26.7 


-18.0 


-30.8 


-1.9 


52.1 


-28.7 


11.4 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-15.9 


-3.1 


-11.8 


-0.6 


14.3 


-18.3 


-5.9 


COYOTE 


Point Estimate 


17,990 


13.5 


0.3 


3.1 


10.0 


55,595 


180,012 




95% CI 


16,893- 20,099 


12.6- 15.0 


0.3- 0.4 


2.8- 3.4 


8.7-11.7 


50,054- 62,397 


154,190-212,150 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-20.0 


-10.4 


24.0 


23.9 


-3.3 


-0.7 


-22.6 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-19.1 


-6.6 


21.1 


13.0 


-10.5 


-7.7 


-28.0 



Species 


Value Estimated 


Total Hunters 


%Of 
Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag 
Per 
Day 


Avg. 

Season 

Bag 


Avg. 
Days 
Afield 


Total Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


BOBCAT 


Point Estimate 


2,941 


2.2 


0.1 


0.9 


10.7 


2,730 


31,252 




95% CI 


2,247- 3,273 


1.7-2.5 


0.0- 0.3 


0.5- 1.7 


6.4- 17.6 


1,483-5,535 


20,805- 56,286 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-34.3 


-26.6 


66.7 


21.6 


-26.2 


-20.0 


-51.4 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-25.2 


-13.9 


42.9 


61.3 


17.1 


21.3 


-11.7 


OPOSSUM 


Point Estimate 


3,978 


3.0 


1.0 


11.1 


11.2 


44,021 


44,440 




95% CI 


2,751-4,587 


2.1-3.5 


0.5- 1.5 


5.3- 20.0 


9.2- 15.0 


18,513-81,067 


31,394-60,819 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-23.7 


-14.5 


33.3 


2.9 


-23.5 


-21.5 


-41.6 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-13.9 


-1.0 


46.3 


50.7 


1.5 


29.3 


-13.0 


RUFFED GROUSE 


Point Estimate 


139 


0.1 


0.0 


0.2 


10.0 


26 


1,309 




95% CI 


53- 257 


0.0- 0.2 


0.0- 0.0 


0.0- 1.0 


2.0- 30.2 


0-59 


107-2,611 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-50.5 


-45.5 


-96.0 


-86.0 


99.8 


-93.2 


-2.4 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-14.2 


-4.8 


-94.6 


-70.3 


170.4 


-83.2 


226.4 


DUCKS 


Point Estimate 


31,532 


23.6 


1.8 


17.7 


10.0 


557,083 


316,924 




95% CI 


29,251-33,700 


21.8-25.1 


1.6- 1.9 


16.4- 19.2 


9.1-11.0 


515,988-622,620 


279,067- 364,100 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-10.0 


0.8 


-2.2 


1.0 


3.5 


-9.2 


-6.9 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-9.9 


3.9 


9.1 


23.0 


13.6 


11.5 


2.4 


CANADA GEESE 


Point Estimate 


14,163 


10.6 


0.7 


5.6 


8.1 


79,054 


114,930 




95% CI 


12,772- 15,608 


9.6-11.8 


0.6- 0.8 


4.7- 6.8 


7.1-9.2 


61,321- 104,291 


95,910- 141,778 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-4.1 


7.3 


6.2 


16.0 


9.1 


11.2 


4.6 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-3.9 


10.7 


21.9 


38.0 


13.3 


32.9 


9.2 


SNOW GEESE 


Point Estimate 


6,150 


4.6 


2.4 


14.4 


6.2 


88,889 


38,069 




95% CI 


5,363-7,051 


4.0- 5.2 


1.4-3.4 


9.5- 18.4 


5.5-7.3 


56,282- 126,887 


31,822-46,040 




%Change from 2007-2008 


-6.9 


4.4 


-2.3 


-32.9 


-30.1 


-37.7 


-35.1 




%Change from 5-year mean 


-17.2 


-4.1 


5.8 


-6.0 


-8.6 


-21.3 


-23.6 



Figure 1. Missouri Department of Conservation regions. 




TABLE 2. Estimates for RABBITS by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 

Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


4350 


8.70 


0.80 


3.62 


4.59 


15711 


19956 


MDC NORTHEAST 


7041 


14.08 


1.35 


7.89 


5.83 


55597 


41083 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


4416 


8.83 


0.76 


3.49 


4.65 


15410 


20550 


MDC CENTRAL 


9236 


18.48 


1.33 


7.58 


5.72 


70052 


52832 


MDC ST LOUIS 


6700 


13.40 


1.24 


5.92 


4.77 


39677 


31981 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


5350 


10.70 


1.04 


8.27 


8.05 


44266 


43052 


MDC OZARK 


3699 


7.40 


1.27 


8.32 


6.57 


30758 


24300 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


8199 


16.39 


1.20 


6.94 


5.79 


56862 


47489 



TABLE 3. Estimates for SQUIRRELS by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


3950 


6.18 


1.06 


7.23 


6.92 


28519 


27308 


MDC NORTHEAST 


6163 


9.65 


1.38 


10.63 


7.79 


65496 


48048 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


5959 


9.33 


1.23 


8.08 


6.58 


48153 


39244 


MDC CENTRAL 


11497 


18.00 


1.63 


12.12 


7.47 


139354 


85850 


MDC ST LOUIS 


9747 


15.26 


1.57 


11.95 


7.67 


116471 


74763 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


8049 


12.60 


1.18 


10.17 


8.66 


81848 


69696 


MDC OZARK 


6622 


10.37 


1.60 


14.52 


9.16 


96187 


60649 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


10251 


16.05 


1.44 


13.50 


9.50 


138368 


97355 



TABLE 4. Estimates for QUAIL by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


5499 


25.19 


1.16 


8.02 


7.25 


44128 


39854 


MDC NORTHEAST 


3253 


14.91 


1.79 


12.45 


7.01 


40467 


22787 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


1983 


9.09 


2.05 


9.86 


4.92 


19546 


9730 


MDC CENTRAL 


3575 


16.38 


1.57 


8.17 


5.26 


29232 


18797 


MDC ST LOUIS 


1349 


6.18 


2.16 


9.74 


4.52 


13036 


6067 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


2308 


10.57 


1.03 


7.87 


8.53 


18164 


19705 


MDC OZARK 


1344 


6.16 


1.65 


10.46 


6.55 


14072 


8821 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


1775 


8.13 


1.14 


4.95 


4.31 


8801 


7657 



TABLE 5. Estimates for DOVES by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


3566 


10.91 


5.29 


17.08 


3.24 


60850 


11538 


MDC NORTHEAST 


2675 


8.18 


4.23 


16.98 


4.03 


45402 


10778 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


3278 


10.03 


2.97 


14.93 


5.11 


48936 


16772 


MDC CENTRAL 


4126 


12.62 


4.26 


12.91 


3.05 


53226 


12603 


MDC ST LOUIS 


5556 


16.99 


3.84 


16.24 


4.24 


90242 


23561 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


3980 


12.17 


3.38 


12.10 


3.60 


48170 


14315 


MDC OZARK 


782 


2.39 


3.97 


10.50 


2.63 


8264 


2058 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


7655 


23.41 


4.64 


18.13 


3.93 


138818 


30037 



TABLE 6. Estimates for PHEASANTS by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


4525 


52.39 


0.35 


1.44 


4.18 


6528 


18939 


MDC NORTHEAST 


938 


10.86 


0.55 


2.19 


4.38 


2046 


4114 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


295 


3.42 


3.64 


8.08 


2.51 


2362 


731 


MDC CENTRAL 


805 


9.32 


3.02 


8.58 


2.91 


6884 


2330 


MDC ST LOUIS 


683 


7.93 


2.93 


7.85 


2.73 


5371 


1862 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


849 


9.83 


2.26 


5.87 


2.74 


4947 


2303 


MDC OZARK 


145 


1.68 


1.42 


2.00 


1.51 


289 


218 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


129 


1.50 


0.19 


1.97 


8.44 


246 


1077 



TABLE 7. Estimates for WOODCOCK by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


81 


6.30 


0.00 


0.00 


3.00 





243 


MDC NORTHEAST 


101 


8.18 


0.63 


1.25 


8.10 


130 


945 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


337 


26.98 


0.87 


2.19 


2.89 


756 


986 


MDC CENTRAL 


180 


14.46 


0.86 


3.73 


5.65 


672 


1013 


MDC ST LOUIS 


62 


4.97 


0.86 


0.98 


2.35 


22 


171 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


123 


9.75 


3.07 


3.07 


1.00 


369 


123 


MDC OZARK 





0.00 














MDC SOUTHEAST 


363 


28.80 


0.11 


0.42 


4.61 


154 


1727 



TABLE 8. Estimates for CROWS by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


771 


11.32 


1.41 


5.41 


4.14 


4212 


3189 


MDC NORTHEAST 


509 


7.48 


1.28 


3.49 


3.56 


1774 


1814 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


778 


11.45 


6.79 


20.72 


2.73 


15983 


2121 


MDC CENTRAL 


1297 


19.05 


2.46 


12.40 


5.02 


16237 


6514 


MDC ST LOUIS 


703 


10.35 


3.22 


17.78 


5.10 


12548 


3601 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


1331 


19.58 


1.85 


15.93 


9.53 


21030 


12696 


MDC OZARK 


429 


6.32 


4.68 


116.06 


19.42 


49800 


8331 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


703 


10.32 


2.38 


6.49 


2.80 


4586 


1968 



TABLE 9. Estimates for DUCKS by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


5765 


18.30 


1.96 


19.34 


9.88 


111517 


56930 


MDC NORTHEAST 


2436 


7.74 


1.80 


19.90 


11.15 


48451 


27150 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


5398 


17.14 


1.75 


16.06 


9.16 


86673 


49428 


MDC CENTRAL 


2632 


8.36 


2.03 


17.21 


8.41 


45307 


22143 


MDC ST LOUIS 


4811 


15.28 


1.59 


19.06 


12.02 


91680 


57836 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


2153 


6.84 


1.87 


12.49 


6.74 


26862 


14470 


MDC OZARK 


69 


0.22 


0.00 


0.00 


1.00 





69 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


6475 


20.56 


2.02 


19.65 


9.77 


127173 


63261 



TABLE 10. Estimates for CANADA GEESE by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


2276 


15.68 


1.09 


10.57 


9.68 


24069 


22030 


MDC NORTHEAST 


912 


6.28 


0.74 


8.95 


12.26 


8190 


11150 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


3526 


24.29 


0.85 


6.58 


7.70 


23194 


27137 


MDC CENTRAL 


2090 


14.40 


0.66 


4.54 


6.93 


9481 


14485 


MDC ST LOUIS 


2526 


17.41 


0.49 


3.52 


7.10 


8882 


17932 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


1287 


8.86 


0.32 


2.12 


7.16 


2739 


9217 


MDC OZARK 





0.00 














MDC SOUTHEAST 


971 


6.69 


0.59 


5.15 


8.68 


5073 


8543 



TABLE 11. Estimates for SNOW GEESE by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


2164 


34.16 


3.31 


19.31 


5.89 


42016 


12748 


MDC NORTHEAST 


284 


4.48 


4.52 


17.10 


4.00 


4943 


1169 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


1463 


23.10 


1.38 


6.78 


5.38 


9867 


7892 


MDC CENTRAL 


633 


10.00 


2.88 


15.51 


5.91 


9836 


3756 


MDC ST LOUIS 


137 


2.17 


0.11 


2.16 


15.86 


313 


2311 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


123 


1.95 


0.00 


0.00 


4.46 





555 


MDC OZARK 





0.00 














MDC SOUTHEAST 


1358 


21.41 


1.64 


10.89 


7.31 


14786 


9988 



TABLE 12, Estimates for RACCOONS by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


1369 


12.89 


1.52 


24.94 


16.71 


34205 


23036 


MDC NORTHEAST 


1893 


17.83 


1.35 


20.52 


15.44 


38844 


29283 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


816 


7.69 


0.99 


11.32 


11.42 


9239 


9298 


MDC CENTRAL 


2066 


19.47 


1.17 


17.88 


15.13 


36936 


31308 


MDC ST LOUIS 


873 


8.23 


4.04 


49.79 


11.54 


44261 


10094 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


1255 


11.83 


0.54 


8.24 


15.52 


10350 


19441 


MDC OZARK 


815 


7.68 


1.13 


20.62 


18.00 


16741 


14648 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


1180 


11.10 


0.97 


15.86 


19.64 


18643 


23140 



TABLE 13. Estimates for GROUND HOGS by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


59 


1.70 


1.00 


1.00 


1.00 


59 


59 


MDC NORTHEAST 


252 


7.29 


0.86 


1.45 


4.47 


368 


1151 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


447 


12.91 


0.61 


1.86 


3.03 


849 


1358 


MDC CENTRAL 


1001 


28.89 


0.59 


3.22 


6.11 


3226 


6133 


MDC ST LOUIS 


615 


17.79 


0.79 


2.27 


2.97 


1388 


1821 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


255 


7.39 


0.19 


5.40 


37.00 


1397 


9642 


MDC OZARK 


393 


11.34 


0.77 


1.67 


2.35 


655 


927 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


427 


12.36 


1.51 


11.72 


6.98 


4969 


2966 



TABLE 14. Estimates for GRAY FOXES by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 





0.00 














MDC NORTHEAST 


200 


14.16 


0.19 


0.32 


3.43 


60 


704 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


194 


14.02 


0.37 


2.37 


6.33 


477 


1222 


MDC CENTRAL 


71 


5.11 


0.00 


0.00 


10.03 





716 


MDC ST LOUIS 


187 


13.39 


0.32 


1.99 


6.53 


414 


1222 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


447 


31.90 


0.08 


1.78 


29.57 


792 


13275 


MDC OZARK 





0.00 














MDC SOUTHEAST 


304 


21.43 


0.29 


1.60 


5.75 


490 


1740 



TABLE 15. Estimates for RED FOXES by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


138 


7.11 


0.31 


0.55 


14.03 


82 


1785 


MDC NORTHEAST 


393 


20.20 


0.10 


0.45 


4.20 


173 


1656 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


196 


10.13 


0.29 


1.38 


4.03 


284 


802 


MDC CENTRAL 


143 


7.33 


0.01 


0.49 


24.67 


71 


3568 


MDC ST LOUIS 


201 


10.41 


0.00 


0.00 


8.55 





1736 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


401 


20.57 


0.10 


1.76 


26.25 


690 


10582 


MDC OZARK 





0.00 














MDC SOUTHEAST 


410 


20.95 


0.26 


1.39 


5.68 


584 


2258 



TABLE 16. Estimates for COYOTES by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


1906 


10.71 


0.21 


2.05 


10.15 


3903 


19384 


MDC NORTHEAST 


2199 


12.34 


0.31 


2.10 


6.65 


4615 


14630 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


2283 


12.82 


0.35 


3.04 


8.69 


6926 


19819 


MDC CENTRAL 


2144 


12.04 


0.41 


3.87 


9.13 


8298 


19562 


MDC ST LOUIS 


1688 


9.49 


0.30 


2.04 


6.95 


3453 


11739 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


2318 


13.02 


0.31 


4.65 


14.83 


10772 


34371 


MDC OZARK 


1739 


9.77 


0.30 


4.05 


13.80 


7054 


24061 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


2753 


15.45 


0.31 


2.92 


9.98 


8037 


27419 



TABLE 17. Estimates for OPOSSUMS by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


444 


11.80 


0.63 


2.30 


3.93 


1019 


1756 


MDC NORTHEAST 


338 


8.97 


0.94 


13.56 


15.19 


4544 


5134 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


397 


10.54 


0.99 


5.63 


5.69 


2276 


2303 


MDC CENTRAL 


575 


15.25 


1.00 


14.07 


13.22 


8072 


7597 


MDC ST LOUIS 


460 


12.21 


2.37 


32.48 


11.45 


15485 


5337 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


621 


16.50 


0.34 


3.31 


10.80 


2061 


6712 


MDC OZARK 


423 


11.23 


1.27 


9.44 


7.29 


3952 


3052 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


355 


9.40 


0.37 


4.20 


20.25 


1498 


7315 



TABLE 18. Estimates for BOBCATS by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 


280 


8.95 


0.05 


0.75 


13.06 


240 


3703 


MDC NORTHEAST 


402 


12.91 


0.00 


0.00 


7.44 





3043 


MDC KANSAS CITY 


350 


11.25 


0.35 


1.45 


4.23 


496 


1459 


MDC CENTRAL 


344 


11.06 


0.30 


0.80 


4.22 


274 


1451 


MDC ST LOUIS 


269 


8.64 


0.31 


2.04 


7.65 


577 


2084 


MDC SOUTHWEST 


578 


18.58 


0.05 


0.76 


21.05 


436 


12230 


MDC OZARK 


169 


5.42 


0.04 


0.19 


6.29 


34 


1052 


MDC SOUTHEAST 


606 


19.42 


0.25 


1.18 


5.16 


712 


3122 



TABLE 19. Estimates for RUFFED GROUSE by MDC region, 2008-2009 season. 



MDC 
Region 


Total 
Hunters 


% Hunting 
Pressure 


Bag/Day 


Average 
Season Bag 


Average Days 
Afield 


Total 
Harvest 


Total Days 
Afield 


MDC NORTHWEST 





0.00 














MDC NORTHEAST 


29 


19.21 


0.03 


1 


30.14 


29 


873 


MDC KANSAS CITY 





0.00 














MDC CENTRAL 





0.00 














MDC ST LOUIS 


27 


18.79 


0.00 





2.02 





54 


MDC SOUTHWEST 





0.00 














MDC OZARK 





0.00 














MDC SOUTHEAST 


67 


40.06 


0.00 





5.01 





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